Meth Problems Continue in Northern Indiana

An Elkhart County man was killed in a mobile meth lab fire last week and that incident reminds us of the continuing problem of meth production for sale or personal use throughout Northern Indiana.

Porter-Starke Addictions Councilor, Leo Smith, says that this area has had meth issues for a long time and the process to produce meth has been refined so it’s a lot easier to make. Smith says that meth is one of the most highly addictive drugs that a person can abuse.

“If you smoke methamphetamine a couple of times, you’re probably going to get hooked on it,” he stated. “I’ve heard the same thing about crack cocaine back in the day and I’ve heard the same thing about shooting narcotics.”

For help, call Leo Smith at Porter-Starke Services in Knox 772-4040.